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(kōrēŏp`sĭs), or


names for species of Coreopsis, a chiefly North American genus of the family Asteraceae (asteraster
[Gr.,=star], common name for the Asteraceae (Compositae), the aster family, in North America, name for plants of the genus Aster, sometimes called wild asters, and for a related plant more correctly called China aster (Callistephus chinensis
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 family). They are easily cultivated annuals or perennials with daisylike heads of flowers in various colors—commonly yellow or variegated. Garden kinds are sometimes called calliopsis. Coreopsis is classified in the division MagnoliophytaMagnoliophyta
, division of the plant kingdom consisting of those organisms commonly called the flowering plants, or angiosperms. The angiosperms have leaves, stems, and roots, and vascular, or conducting, tissue (xylem and phloem).
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, class Magnoliopsida, order Asterales, family Asteraceae.
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(tickseed), a genus of plants of the family Compositae. They are annual or perennial grasses; less often they are subshrubs or shrubs. The leaves are entire or dissected. The inflorescence is a head, usually with infertile ligulate flowers and bisexual tubular disk-flowers. The achenes have poorly developed awns or are awnless. There are approximately 120 species, distributed primarily in America; less frequently they are found in tropical Africa and on the Hawaiian Islands. Several species are used as ornamentals, including the annuals Coreopsis tinetoria and golden wave (C. basalts, or C. drummondii ) and the perennial C. grandiflora. The forms and varieties of C. tinctoria and golden wave are distinguished by their height (15–100 cm) and by the color of the ligulate flowers (yellow, dark red, reddish brown, or bicolor). C. grandiflora is cultivated particularly for cutflowers.

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symbol of cheerfulness because of its bright yellow flowers. [Flower Symbolism: Jobes, 371]
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The first factor, species, had two levels: Coreopsis tinctoria or Bouteloua curtipendula.
Una nueva especie de Coreopsis (Compositae) del Peru.
* GROW LONG-BLOOMING PERENNIALS like Shasta Daisy, Coreopsis and perennial Sage that keep blooming into the fall.
The lemon-yellow coreopsis lights up against the deep violet of the buddleia, and the orange butterfly weed glows in front of the blue mist spirea.
There were more species in the burned transects due to the emergence of several ephemeral annuals, e.g., Coreopsis tinctoria (Asteraceae), Spergularia marina (Caryophyllaceae) and unidentified dicot and grass seedlings.
Cattails and coreopsis droop in ditches, while stands of trees clump amidst nothing.
Some common garden perennials are daisies, coreopsis, day lilies, bleeding heart, and hostas.
For years he'd had a secret fascination with the flowers his father wanted to kill "so the cattle would have more grass." Bored with watching the herd, Thomas had admired the vibrant yellow and maroon Plains coreopsis and fire-red Indian paintbrush.
These include Coreopsis grandiflora and its named cultivars, together with the numerous Heleniums and the Helianthus.
We planted cosmos, larkspur, cleome, yarrow, daisies, dame's rocket, poppies, coreopsis and blanket flowers.
One consists of red corn poppy (2 lb/ac), plains coreopsis (2 lb/ac), and cornflower (4 lb/ac).